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In 2009, the age-adjusted death rate in L.A. County was 583 deaths per 100,000 population.

The lowest overall death rate (344 deaths per 100,000 population) was among Asian/Pacific Islander women, while the highest overall rate was among black men (1,083 deaths per 100,000 population).

L.A. County has around 10 million people.

The City of L.A. has close to 4 million people.

Hollywood, a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, has about 78,000 people.

Preliminary stats for February 2023

Homicides: 38
Natural Deaths: 66
Suicides: 49
Accidents: 90

Closed cases: 243
Still open: 327
Total: 570

Preliminary stats for March 2023

Homicides: 12
Natural Deaths: 26
Suicides: 35
Accidents: 33

Closed cases: 105
Still open: 174
Total: 279

* L.A. County’s Coroner / Medical Examiner releases only a small subset of deaths, which is required by the state’s mandatory disclosure laws — mostly suicides, homicides, drug overdoses, traffic fatalities, and other such deaths that warrant some government investigation. That’s about 12-32 records among the 150-170 daily deaths in our county. Most people die after a stay in the hospital — since medical staff are trusted to be familiar with the illnesses suffered by their patients, those cases don’t usually need to be investigated by the coroner.